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• The Oakland Raiders, playing their last season in the Bay Area before a planned move to Las Vegas for the 2020 NFL season, said they have signed a deal with AEG Facilities to operate their $2 billion, 65,000-seat stadium, now under construction. Full story here.

• SAP has launched “Call the Shots,” an interactive, online game that puts people in the shoes of Wimbledon champ Angelique Kerber the day before a big match. Players use SAP Tennis Analytics to get Kerber match-ready, by using data and insights to make decisions that will help – or potentially hurt – her success on the court the next day.

• FIBA, the international governing body for basketball, said the annual FIBA 3x3 World Tour Final would be held in Los Angeles 2020-23 in partnership with the Los Angeles Times media group. ‘This will undoubtedly cement the FIBA 3x3 culture in the build up to the Los Angeles 2028 Games,” said Andreas Zagklis, FIBA secretary general. 

• The IOC said that breaking (break-dancing), skateboarding, sport climbing and surfing have been provisionally included on the sports program for the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris. Skateboarding, sport climbing and surfing will make their debut on the Olympic program in Tokyo 2020.

• Pete Frates and Pat Quinn, co-founders of ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, have launched with The ALS Assn. the 5th anniversary of “Challenge Me” with a “new call to action to reignite the passion and generosity of the millions of people who dumped ice water on their heads in the summer of 2014.”

POLL POSITION

Wimbledon 2019
Gentlemen's Singles Seeding
1. DJOKOVIC, Novak (SRB)
2. FEDERER, Roger (SUI)
3. NADAL, Rafael (ESP)
4. ANDERSON, Kevin (RSA)
5. THIEM, Dominic (AUT)
6. ZVEREV, Alexander (GER)
7. TSITSIPAS, Stefanos (GRE)
8. NISHIKORI, Kei (JPN)
9. ISNER, John (USA)
10. KHACHANOV, Karen (RUS)

Ladies' Singles Seeding
1. BARTY, Ashleigh (AUS)
2. OSAKA, Naomi (JPN)
3. PLISKOVA, Karolina (CZE)
4. BERTENS, Kiki (NED)
5. KERBER, Angelique (GER)
6. KVITOVA, Petra (CZE)
7. HALEP, Simona (ROU)
8. SVITOLINA, Elina (UKR)
9. STEPHENS, Sloane (USA)
10. SABALENKA, Aryna (BLR)
11. WILLIAMS, Serena (USA)

Source: All England Lawn and Tennis Club

KEEPING SCORE

2019 Top Selling Summer Acts
Based on total sales on StubHub for U.S. tour dates from Memorial Day to Labor Day 2019
1. The Rolling Stones
2. Queen with Adam Lambert
3. Paul McCartney
4. Ariana Grande
5. Shawn Mendes
6. Billie Eilish
7. JoJo Siwa
8. Twenty One Pilots
9. Hootie and the Blowfish
10. Florida Georgia Line

Full story here.

BUY SELL

Weekend Box Office June 21-23
1. Toy Story 4 $121M
2. Child’s Play $14M
3. Aladdin $13.2M
4. Men In Black International $10.7M
5. Secret Life of Pets 2 $10.3M
6. Rocketman $5.6M
7. John Wick 3 $4M
8. Godzilla $3.8M
9. Anna $3.6M
10. Dark Phoenix $3.5M
Source: Box Office Mojo

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Channel Chasers

NFL UK 2019
• Oct. 6 Chicago Bears v Oakland Raiders Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
• Oct. 13 Carolina Panthers v Tampa Bay Buccaneers Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
• Oct. 27  Cincinnati Bengals v Los Angeles Rams Wembley Stadium
• Nov. 3 Houston Texans v Jacksonville Jaguars Wembley Stadium

NFL Mexico 2019
• Nov. 18 Kansas City  Chiefs v Los Angeles Chargers Mexico City Estadio Azteca (ESPN Monday Night Football).

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Jun062019

Hey Daddy-O: Father’s Day Spend On Tickets, Ties, Tech To Hit Record $16 Billion

“I think the saddest day of my life was when I realized I could beat my Dad at most things, and Bart experienced that at the age of four.” — Homer Simpson

By Barry Janoff

June 6, 2019: More than 75% of people in the U.S. will celebrate Father’s Day on June 16 — most likely including The Simpsons — spending an average of $139 for predicted record total of $16 billion.

That total is up some $700 million from last year’s $15.3 billion spend, which was a slight dip from the previous record spend of $15.5 billion in 2017, according to the National Retail Federation.

The average spend per person of $139 is up from last year’s $132.82, and up from $91 in 2009.

Spending on Dad’s Day has gone almost $7 billion, about 70%, since 2009 ($9.4 billion) and $4 billion since 2014 ($12.5 billion).

However, Dads should not feel too cocky: Spend on Mother’s Day last month hit a record $25 billion.

“Fathers, husbands and sons can expect to feel the love this Father’s Day,” Matthew Shay, NRF president and CEO, said via the Washington D.C.-based organization.

“Over the past decade, spending on Father’s Day gifts has increased significantly. Retailers are ready with gifts that will have no problem impressing dad.”

More than 45% of people will get Dad clothing or a special outing. More than 61% will buy a card.

Greeting cards were also the most popular gift on Mother’s Day, followed by flowers, special outing, gift cards and clothing. The Dad’s list is greeting cards, special outing, clothing, gift cards and books/CDs.

Among others planning Father’s Day events, MLB has unveiled special T-shirts from Fanatics, polo shirts from Under Armour and caps from New Era for the occasion (available here.).

According to NRF, the top category spends include special outings such as sports events, theater or movies ($3.3 billion), clothing ($2.5 billion), gift cards ($2.5 billion), electronics ($1.8 billion), home improvement or gardening supplies (($927 million), personal care ($905 million), tools or appliances ($863 million), greeting cards ($830 million), sporting goods ($822 million), automotive accessories ($708 million) and books/CSs ($588 million).

According to Phil Rist, vp-strategy, Prosper Insight & Analytics, which conducts the annual survey for NRF, “It’s important to consumers of all ages that their gift for dad is unique and creates a special memory.

“For example, subscription box services have become a popular unique gift option, particularly among younger consumers.”

NRF said the biggest drivers of Father’s Day spending are growth in spend by consumers ages 35-44 — an average $197.66, over $100 more than this age group spent ten years ago.

By category, the biggest growth spending will be seen in clothing, special outings and gift cards.

More than half of those surveyed plan to buy for their fathers or stepfathers (53%); others will shop for their husbands (27%) or sons (9%).

When shopping, 39% will go to department stores, 34% will shop online, 24%at a discount store, 23% at a specialty store, 11% at a specialty clothing store and 2%via catalog.

Nearly six-in-ten Father’s Day shoppers (57%) with smartphone/tablets plan to use their device to assist in Father’s Day gifting decisions, with 38% using their mobile device to research products and compare prices.

The survey of 7,591 consumers was conducted May 1-9 and has a margin of error of plus or minus 1.2% points.

Mother’s Day Spend Predicted To Reach Record $25B


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